Call for Papers - 2019 Conference

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This year's theme, Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: Evidence-based Practice and the Therapeutic Relationship, puts a focus, first on selecting treatment interventions well tested by rigorous research, and second, on personal mastery of the relationship variables that optimize all therapeutic interventions.

Our 2019 conference will feature keynotes, symposia, and workshops that illustrate these twin themes, as well as scientific presentations extending the scope of hypnosis in both medical and psychological practice.

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Please review this page in its entirety before submitting a proposal.  Thank you.


Creating a Welcoming Environment
Preparing Your Proposal for Submission
Call for Advanced Workshops   
Call for Scientific Presentations and Posters    
Poster Submissions
Registration and Presenter Fees     
Student Scholarships

Creating a Welcoming Environment

Statement of Confidentiality for Attendees and Presenters

SCEH leadership has created a guiding document for attendees and presenters relative to any clinical material discussed at the meeting.   All Presenters and Attendees should review the SCEH Confidentiality Statement for Attendees and Presenters. All attendees and presenters are required to sign the statement in order to participate in the conference.  This is done when presenters complete the Call for Papers submission form and when attendees complete the online Conference Registration form.  

Webinar for Presenters Being Planned

SCEH leadership is working to create an atmosphere in which all meeting participants feel accepted, respected, and welcome. This is more challenging than one might think. Recently several attendees at SCEH events perceived that presentations included statements or content insensitive toward women or other groups. In addition, attendees have brought to our attention incidents concerning well-intentioned but unwanted touch or behaviors from other attendees.  

As a resource to help increase awareness and understanding, we will be scheduling a webinar in early summer on cultural sensitivity, personal boundaries and related issues. We will welcome all SCEH members to participate in the webinar, we especially encourage presenters scheduled for SCEH events to either attend the webinar or view a recording. Watch your email or our website for more details about this webinar.

Preparing Your Proposal for Submission

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To submit a proposal, please use the links to the appropriate online form below.

Call for Advanced Workshops

The Advanced Workshops take place Wednesday through Friday, and are offered in full, half and quarter day formats.

We invite workshops addressing our conference theme and/or covering major themes in hypnosis. By tradition, SCEH workshops are scientifically-based and of the highest teaching quality. Please be sure to include demonstrations and practice sessions in your proposal wherever possible. Our attendees frequently ask for more hands practice opportunities and we consider experiential components an important part of our workshops.

Pre-submission inquiries can be sent to the Conference Chairs:  

Please complete our online form to submit your proposal. 

Submit an Advanced Workshop Proposal

Call for Scientific Presentations and Posters

The Scientific Program will run throughout the conference with keynotes on Wednesday through Friday, and symposia, panels and presentations from Friday through Sunday.

We invite researchers and clinicians to submit proposals addressing empirical issues in the science of hypnosis and related topics which address our conference theme and/or cover major themes in hypnosis and related areas which broaden our understanding of hypnosis. Aside from empirical work, we also invite the submission of abstracts of rigorously conducted case studies, case series, and critical reviews.

Presentation Formats

The Scientific Program features research presentations, symposia, panels and posters focused on empirical issues in hypnosis research and practice and related areas. The SCEH Scientific Program provides a unique venue for presenting and integrating rigorous data-based findings in an atmosphere conducive to constructive criticism and debate.

  • Research Presentations shine the light on novel empirically-based findings, including experimental studies, case reports, clinical trials, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews.
  • Symposia and Panels bring together top notch researchers as they critically discuss empirical findings pertaining to a specific theme of relevance to the hypnosis community. Many of these sessions integrate research and practice or draw upon research in psychology, psychiatry, or neuroscience to highlight issues that improve our understanding of hypnosis.
  • Posters provide another glimpse into the latest research in the field.  See more information on posters below.

Pre-submission inquiries can be sent to the Scientific Program Chairs: 

Please complete our online form (link below) to submit your Scientific Proposal.

Poster Submissions

We invite researchers and clinicians to submit posters addressing our conference theme and/or exploring empirical issues in the science of hypnosis and related topics, including suggestibility, placebo effects, and contemplative practice. Presenting a poster at the SCEH Scientific Program is an excellent opportunity to present fully completed research studies or clinical case studies, pilot studies as well as preliminary research. The submission should clearly specify that the submission is for a poster presentation.

The SCEH meeting provides a unique venue for presenting and integrating rigorous data-based findings in an atmosphere conducive to constructive criticism and debate. Poster presentations allow authors to concisely present a case report or data that can be easily grasped in this format. Poster presentations often permit more discussion between presenters and attendees and may be especially advantageous for students, clinicians, and new investigators. Poster presenters can gain valuable feedback from leading clinicians and researchers in the hypnosis field, both in group and one on one discussions.  Poster presenters also gain experience in the poster format and a forum to expand their professional relationships.

The Poster Session takes place on Saturday evening, prior to our SCEH Annual Banquet.  Authors will be expected to stand by their poster and be prepared to answer questions about its content. Accepted poster presenters will be also invited to give a mini oral presentation (2-5 minute) about their work during a "Poster Blitz Session" on Saturday afternoon.

View a list of Accepted Posters.

Submit a Scientific Proposal or Poster

Registration and Presenter Fees

Registration fees allow presenters to take additional workshops, attend the Scientific Program and receive continuing education credits in accordance with their professional board. The fees also help the Society to cover necessary conference expenses.  We view the presentation of workshops and papers at SCEH as both a service and an honor. Presenters must pay to attend the conference, even if they attend no sessions other than their ownSee Special Student Member Incentives below.

Workshop and Scientific Program Presenters

All Workshop and Scientific Program presenters are eligible for a reduced Presenter registration fee of $475 for members, $545 for non-members  (This is the early bird rate; note deadlines apply.)  Student members presenting a paper during the Scientific Program will have their registration fees waived. 

Poster Presenters

Poster presenters must register as an attendee; cost varies depending on registration selections. Student members presenting a poster will receive the reduced registration fee of $50.

Student Scholarships

IMPORTANT NOTE:   SCEH will offer a limited number of competitive scholarships to this year's annual conference.

If you are a student and wish to apply for a Scholarship, we ask that you to submit a Scientific Paper for this year's conference.  Please be sure to submit your complete Scientific Paper proposal BEFORE you complete the scholarship application.

Eligibility:  Full-time students who are enrolled in Masters or doctoral programs in: psychology; counseling; marriage and family therapy; medicine; dentistry or nursing, as well as interns at qualified medical and psychological training institutions, are eligible to apply.  Priority is given to those who are first authors of a paper accepted for the Scientific Program who will present that paper at the meeting.

Scholarship details: The scholarship provides a waiver of registration fees.  A limited number of stipends may be awarded for travel, lodging, and/or meals based upon scientific merit of presentation proposal.

                                                                      Apply for a Student Scholarship

 Student scholarship award winners have been notified.


Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

70th Annual Workshops & Scientific Program

Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: Evidence-based Practice and the Therapeutic Relationship

October 16-20, 2019

Ace Hotel -- New Orleans, LA



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